John Burnham Schwartz, Editor-at-Large

John Burnham Schwartz is the author of six acclaimed novels, including The Red Daughter, The Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. A recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize for mastery in the art of fiction, his books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. The longtime Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, Schwartz is also Editor-at-Large at Penguin Press, as well as host and co-producer of the literary podcast Beyond the Page: The Best of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. He lives in New York City with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.